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August 26, 2010
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Great Sign at BANFF NATIONAL PARK in Canada

WARNING!

Due to the frequency of human-bear encounters,
the B.C. Fish and Wildlife Branch is advising hikers
hunters, fishermen and any persons that use the
out of doors in a recreational or work related
function to take extra precautions while in the field.

We advise the outdoorsman to wear little noisy bells
on clothing so as to give advance warning to any
bears that might be close by so you don't take them
by surprise.

We also advise anyone using the out-of-doors to
carry "Pepper Spray" with him in case of an
encounter with a bear.

Outdoorsmen should also be on the watch for fresh
bear activity, and be able to tell the difference
between black bear feces and grizzly bear feces.
Black bear feces is smaller and contains lots of berries
and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear **** has bells in it and
smells like pepper.

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August 26, 2010
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AH an old joke well done. Personally I always root for the Bears. Just too many IDIOTS visit certain National Parks these days--most of whom just go so they can say they've been there--Ridiculous.

Once in Estes Park we were on a herd of about 200 Elk, most of them within 20 feet of about 10 or so people who have stopped to take pics and enjoy them grazing in the meadow very very near to the road. A woman pulls up, jumps out of her car and by accident hits the panic button on the vehicles remote. " HONK " " HONK " " HONK " The very best part---after all of the Elk slowly walked away back to the confines of the interior of the park--she says-- " Sorry bout that " " It's my daughters car "

You know she as as being " ONE OF THOSE " Like a sign on her forehead.

Bring Em All Home Cole

August 26, 2010
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I saw a picture of someone riling up a Buffalo in Yellowstone taking its picture from way too close. The guy was flipped in the air like a marshmellow by a Buffalo that was probably 1500+ pounds. Miracle he was not killed. I was surprized in Colorado to see herds of Buffalo, but the ones I saw were being farm raised, not wild. This year the bears are becoming a much bigger problem in the northwest and Yellowstone. Even the black bears in Tahoe are have had over 125 home breakins, and around 40 bears have had to be killed. Its a sign of the times, humans are invading there territory too much. The bears in Tahoe are very smart, and have learned how to open knobs, and acutually slide windows open.

September 1, 2010
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😆

First time I was at Yellowstone there were a large group of people taking pictures of the buffalo, and not far behind them was a cave with a mountain lion right above watching them from behind and accross the street, I couldn't believe it. It was obvious no one taking pictures of the buffalo had a clue.

Greeney- you're saying these bears actually know how to slide windows open and turn door knobs....Well up north I should have kept the door locked. 😆

Well I know up north they maul the birdfeeders! They come right up in our yards. Doesn't help being on the St. Croix river though.
Two years ago I heard a bang at the door, I opened it, and there was a bear dragging
away my entire trash container for garbage day.

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
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memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

September 1, 2010
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Yes in Lake Tahoe area the Bears have been a big problem breaking into homes. The rangers at Sequoia even 20 years ago told us the bears are very smart. They learned how to recognize an ice chest inside a car. Learned how to put their claws in the door gap above the wndow, and peel the door down bending your driver or passenger window down to the door handle. I've seen pictures of bears doing it, than sqeezing in the space into the car. You would think they would get stuck. Most California Black Bear are 150-300 pounds, so can fit, but they are stong as heck. All the National Parks have Bearproof food lockers, and if you have food out, you will be cited.

I think at Yellowstone, you leave the food out and the people get into the bearproof lockers. Laugh Grizzly bears are a lot different from Black bears we have. The California Grizzly was hunted into extinction in the 1920's.

September 2, 2010
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Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen... - Zbigniew Brezhinsky

September 2, 2010
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Thats one of the funniest things I've seen!
rofl !!!

I don't think I'll ever forget seeing that, that cannot be
a real picture?...... Laugh

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
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“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
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September 2, 2010
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I believe it is a true story. If I'm not mistaken I saw it on fark.com a couple years ago with a real news story next to it. It is possible it was photoshopped, but I don't think so.

I can tell you a personal story. I had 3 cats and a friend stopped by with his pet wolf. This wolf was found in the wild as an orphan with her brother. She was not the dominate one and was very domesticated. The poor thing, my cats chased her up the stairs into a back room corner and hissed at her. She was so scared...how do I put this...if she had underwear on she would have had to change them. These were 3 cats who didn't get along with each other, but when an "enemy" appeared on their property, they worked together as a team. Beware the power of a cat. 😎

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Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen... - Zbigniew Brezhinsky

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